Door County: Cherries, Apples, Lighthouses and Lake Views
Get to know idyllic Door County, where you’ll discover centuries-old orchards, historic lighthouses, fascinating maritime museums and the unique geology of this unique peninsula.
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Program No. 12334RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Discover Wisconsin’s famed Door County, a peninsula home to five state parks, 10 lighthouses and 300 miles of scenic Lake Michigan shoreline. Savor fresh lake breezes and be inspired by the steep bluffs and sandy beaches on either side of the peninsula. Learn about Door County history, art, geology and culture from local experts like an award-winning taxidermist, a watercolor artist, a lighthouse docent, naturalists and orchard owners. Visit state parks and fascinating museums that showcase the area’s rich maritime roots and unique history, and enjoy an authentic Door County fish boil with a resident storyteller.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking up to one mile, rocky terrain on field trips; climbing stairs.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Go inside and learn about the keepers of the beautifully restored Eagle Bluff Lighthouse.
  • Enjoy an excursion to Washington Island with lunch at a lavender farm.
  • Uncover the unique climate and geologic history of the peninsula by examining the Niagara Escarpment and hunting for fossils with a local naturalist.
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Kari Anderson
Kari was born in Decorah, Iowa and has been a serious artist for over 35 years. She is known for her imaginative use of zingy colors and her daring “paint outside the lines” style. She enjoys painting traditional Scandinavian wintry scenes, designing note cards and teaching watercolor painting. In addition to being an artist, Kari spends her time gardening, collecting antiques, dabbling in other fiber arts, spoiling the family Springer Spaniel, enjoying life with her husband and adjusting to their life as empty nesters.
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